Alison Mann is a playwright based in Hobart, Tasmania. Alison is the recipient of several awards including a First Draft Award from PLAYWORKS, Sydney and a Melbourne Dramatists Emerging Playwright Award. In 2017 Alison received the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board Chairman’s Scholarship presented by the Theatre Council of Tasmania, undertaking mentorships with performer Maude Davey and playwright Tom Holloway.
Alison has been a key participant in Blue Cow Theatre’s script development program, the Cowshed, working with dramaturg Peter Matheson. In 2016 her play The Surgeon’s Hands was produced by Blue Cow Theatre at Hobart’s Theatre Royal Backspace. Her play, She’s Not Performing was produced by the Tasmanian Theatre Company in Hobart, and La Mama in Melbourne. Alison’s The Illustrated Girl was part of DARK MOFO’s Radio Gothic, a hybrid radio play performance in 2017. Alison has also studied writing for performance at the Royal Court Theatre and Soho Theatre in London. She is currently Blue Cow Theatre’s Writer in Residence and a mentor in their Future Proof Young Writers’ Program.